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Low cost accessories for Prom Dresses, improvements and tweaks
MARCH 8, 2015 / PROMAGAIN
How to customize your Prom Dress to become the perfect dress you want?
Turning a Prom Dress into a Dream at a Low Cost.
prom-hair-accessoriesThere are already thousands of articles online telling us how to turn that dress from a “don’t” to a “do.” What many don’t tell us is how to be cost-effective in your mission to spruce up your dress and have your dream Prom while using a preowned prom dress and accessories.
As a prom dame myself with not too much to expend, I can tell you ways to save on a lot of things while still looking glamorous.
First, don’t over do it with the Accessories I think a safe guideline to go by is wear no more than two jewelry pieces. A corsage should count as a jewelry piece (it’d be like a bracelet or a broach). Limiting yourself with jewelry will help maximize budget and style. Keeping up to two jewelry pieces means you’ll have to decide exactly what kind of jewelry you favor most with your dress. It helps you decide which way you absolutely want to go when picking an accessorizing style your dress. Do you want a style like classic? Chic? Princess? If your dress has a ton of sequins or micro-beads that glitter in the light, you might want to avoid wearing jewelry so close to the dress itself. Let’s face it, this dress alone could be counted as one of your two jewelry pieces. Next guideline, you don’t necessarily need to cover everything up. Ballroom-style gloves like the ones that go all the way past your elbows are great for nearly any dress, but they often don’t look good with a sash, especially when the dress is as poufy as Cinderella’s. Then it becomes a power struggle of the most important features. Usually a sash OR gloves works best. Moreover, if you choose to wear either, you might want to avoid accompanying bracelets or cocktail rings as they might snag on the sash and they might really start to hurt your wrist/finger if cutting off circulation in your arm while atop the gloves for several hours.
Another accessory to consider is anything atop the head. Yes, you can have earrings and hopefully you take out all your nose and eyebrow piercings (unless you’re going for an edgy, punk, or goth style, then maybe you should keep them in—much to your mom’s dismay), but there’s also tiaras or flowers you can put in your hair, among other things, I personally, went for the flower effect, getting some impressively blue-violet (live) daisies and baby’s breath to match my pastel blue dress.
Purses and shoes for Prom are also considered accessories as they complete the entire ensemble. They can be as far apart in style as you can imagine. My purse, for example, was actually a fake dog. However, the dog tag spelling out “Romeo” in fake frosting was actually a real dog’s collar. If you’re going to have a fake dog for a purse, you probably don’t want to go to the prom wearing s